Executive Committee 

Mark Lloyd President
Brad Walker 1st Vice President
Ken Crawford 2nd Vice President
Chris Cimek ETBA Chair
Dan Lancia Past President
Doug Dinniwell Treasurer
Graeme Aitken Executive Director

Board of Directors

The Board comprises of 21 Directors, representing the 11 Areas, Line sector, Communications sector and the ETBA. Directors (other than Directors at Large) are nominated annually by each area ECA and may change throughout the year. The Directors at Large are nominated annually by the board (Nominating Committee) and approved by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

 

Name Area Company
Mark Lloyd (President) Director-at-Large  T. Lloyd Electric Limited
Dan Lancia (Past President) Director-at-Large  Holaco Installations Inc.
Brad Walker (1st VP) Director-at-Large  Laframboise Mechanical-Electrical Ltd.
Ken Crawford (2nd VP) Director-at-Large C & M Electrical Ltd.
Doug Dinniwell (Treasurer) Director-at-Large  Western Mechanical Electrical Millwright Services Ltd.
Chris Cimek (ETBA chair) Director-at-Large  E. S. Fox Ltd.
Joseph Kurpe Hamilton J & L Electrical Contractors Ltd.
Rob Boisvert Quinte-St. Lawrence Industrial Electric Contractors Ltd.
Gary Rossol London Al Gordon Electric Ltd.
Mike Leone Niagara Peninsula Procon Niagara
Ove Bakmand Greater Toronto Net Electric Ltd.
Kevin Martineau Greater Toronto Plan Group
Tim Birnie Greater Toronto Birnie Electric
Rick Ball Thunder Bay White Pine Electric Ltd.
Gregg Mellon Sarnia Mellon Inc.
Roch Picknell Ottawa Wired Synergy Inc.
John Salvatore Windsor Mid South Electrical Contractors
Terry Moore Central Ontario Trade-Mark Industrial Inc.
Tim Scott Northern Ontario Ontario Electrical Construction Co. Ltd.
Bob Ritzmann Line Committee  Alltrade Industrial
Mark Quinn Communications Committee  ENGIE MultiTech Ltd.

Electrical Trade Bargaining Agency (ETBA)

The ETBA is the labour relations committee of the ECA. The ETBA represents acts as the legal representative of the ECAO in all matters relevant to labour negotiations in the Province of Ontario with those Construction unions of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers that are charted to represent Electricians, Lineman, Network Cabling Specialists or Communication Cable Installers (the "IBEW Construction unions").

 

In matters relating to labour agreements, the ETBA shall be autonomous and its decisions final and binding on all members of the ECAO having contractual relations with the IBEW construction unions.

 

Pursuant to clause 153(1)(b) of the (Ontario) Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the "LRA") the ETBA has been designated as the Employer Bargaining Agency to represent in bargaining all employers wose employees are represented by the IBEW and the IBEW Construction Council of Ontarion (CCO) and its affliated locals that are charted to represent Electricians, Lineman, Network Cabling Specialists or Communication Cable Installers in the ICI sector of the Construction Industry in the Provice of Ontario.

 

Area

ETBA Lead

ETBA Backup

Hamilton Mark Lloyd Dan Lancia
Quinte/ St. Lawrence Brad Walker Don Norman
London Guy MacMillan Mike Tilson
Niagara Larry Shaver Dan Toppazzini
Toronto Dan Camilleri Peter Calabrese
Thunder Bay Rick Ball Bob Baird
Sarnia Gregg Mellon  
Ottawa Ken Crawford Roch Picknell
Windsor Whit Tucker Brad Vollmer
Central Ontario (Kitchener) Bob Ritzmann Terry Moore (VC)
Northern (Sudbury) Kris Ferguson  
Line Peter Calabrese Bob Ritzmann
Communications Mark Quinn  
 

ETBA Chair:

Chris Cimek

Electrical Trade Joint Board (ETJB)

During the term of the Principal Agreement, the ETBA participates in ongoing policy matters and grievance resolution in partnership with the IBEW-CCO through the ETJB under the guidance of the Independent Chair, Bernie Fishbein.

  • IBEW Reps.

    ETBA Reps.

    Lorne Newick
    Chris Cimek
    Glen Drewes
    Terry Moore
    Steve Martin
    Rick Ball
    John Bourke
    Ken Crawford 
    Mick Cataford (Alternate)
    Dan Camilleri (Alternate)
    Bill Pearse (Alternate)
    Dan Lancia (Alternate)
    John Grimshaw
    Mark Lloyd (ECAO Pres.)
    James Barry
    Jodi Travers
    Bruce McNamara (IO)
    Graeme Aitken
    Bernie Fishbein (Chair)
     

Joint Electrical Promotion Plan (JEPP)

The mission of JEPP is market share development for the unionized electrical sector in Ontario through a broad range of marketing, promotion, government relation and advocacy, and training initiatives. JEPP is local area (Contractor & IBEW) driven. Membership on JEPP is equally ECAO and IBEW/ CCO as follows:

 

Local

JEPP Members

Area

JEPP Members

105 Lorne Newick Hamilton Mark Lloyd
 115 Bill Pearse  Quinte/ St. Lawrence  Brad Walker 
120 John Gibson  London Guy MacMillan 
303 Mark Cherney  Niagara  Larry Shaver 
353 Steve Martin  Toronto  Kelly Burke 
402  Glen Drewes  Thunder Bay  Rick Ball 
530  Mick Cataford  Sarnia  Gregg Mellon
586  John Bourke  Ottawa  Mark Conrad 
773  Karl Lovett  Windsor  Whit Tucker 
804 Mark Watson Central Ontario  Terry Moore 
1687 Bruce Palmer Northern (Sudbury)  Kris Ferguson 
Line   Line  Peter Calabrese 
Communications   Communications  Mark Quinn 
IBEW/ CCO James Barry ECAO  Graeme Aitken 
IBEW/ CCO John Grimshaw ETBA Chair  Chris Cimek

 

JEPP Directors

Lorne Newick (Co- Chair) Chris Cimek (Co- Chair)
John Grimshaw (Secretary) Graeme Aitken (Treasurer)
James Barry Terry Moore
Steve Martin Dan Lancia
John Bourke Mark Conrad
John Gibson Rick Ball
Glen Drewes Kelly Burke
Mick Cataford (Alternate) Mark Quinn (Alternate)

 

JEPP Audit Committee

John Gibson (Alternate) Graeme Aitken
James Barry Terry Moore
Lorne Newick Rick Ball
Steve Martin Dan Lancia (Alternate)

Line Committees

The Electrical Contractors Association- Line (ECA- Line) is a newly recognized association that replaced ECAO' Standing Line Committee. ECA- Line is a committee approved by ECAO to deal with the business and affairs of ECAO's as such business and affairs are with the respect to members of ECAO who perform work pursuant to the Provincial Linework Agreement, also known as the Yellow Pages. ECA- Line member electrical contractors who perform work under the Yellow Pages. ECA- Line has an eight (8) member Board of Directors representing four (4) sectors:

 

Linework

Shahriar Ghiasi  

Road/ Street/ Traffic

Ken Nepaul Namby Vithiananthan

Substation

Nick Gatien Peter Calabrese

Renewable Energy/ Other

Bob Ritzmann Terry Moore

 

ECA- Line has the following members:

 

Peter Calabrese (Chair) Larry Tricinci
Bob Ritzmann (Vice Chair) Frank Heerkens
Shahriar Ghiasi Chris Cimek
Allana Jamieson Terry Moore
Ken Nepaul Dan Lancia
Shannon Kemp Chris Manielly
Namby Vithiananthan  

 

The Provincial Joint Line Committee (PJLC) is comprised of representatives of IBEW Local 353, Local 1687, IBEW/CCO and the Line Committee. The PJLC has the power to deal with disputes, interpretations, industry promotion, and all such matters at the Provincial level.

 

IBEW Reps.

ETBA Reps.

Steve Martin (Chair) Peter Calabrese (Chair)
Bruce Palmer Bob Ritzmann
John Grimshaw Allan Kellett
James Barry Allana Jamieson
Bruce McNamara (IO) Ken Nepaul
Glen Drewes Shannon Kemp
John Bourke (Alternate) Namby Vithiananthan
Mark Cherney Shahriar Ghiasi
Mark Watson Larry Tricinci
Chris Cimek Terry Moore
  Dan Lancia

Communication Committees

ECAO has a Communications Committee that consists of ECAO member contractors who work under the Green Pages of the Principal Agreement.

 

Mark Quinn (Chair)
Rob Stephenson
Steve Watson
Joe Beatty

 

ECAO and IBEW have a Provincial Joint Communications Committee that meets to discuss issues and opportunities in the Communications sector.

 

Mark Quinn (Co- Chair) Lorne Newick (Co-Chair)
Rob Stephenson Steve Martin
Steve Watson John Bourke
Joe Beatty John Gibson
  John Grimshaw

WSIB & Human Resources Committee

WSIB Committee

Fred Black Steve Thrasher
Kelly Burke Doug Parsons
Michael Zacks Bob Ritzmann
Shannon Kemp Linda Saunders
Randy Oliver  

 

Human Resources Committee

Fred Black
Kelly Burke
Scott Kenyan
Glen Hicks
Darrell Peterson

Member Services

Member Advantage Program

The member services committee of ECAO uses the collective purchasing power of the entire membership in order to obtain products and services at discount rates which would not ordinarily be available to individual companies. ECAO has teamed up with key providers to the electrical industry to help members save on items and services they use every day through negotiated price reductions and value-added packages. These benefits of membership are only available to current members of ECAO.

 

Feedback

In order to keep the array of services up to date and of high quality, the member services committee regularly surveys the members' opinions with respect to the quality of existing products and services and the need for new or additional lines.

 

Affiliate Partner Executive Council

The purpose of the Affiliate Partner Executive Council is to organize and promote the activities of those persons, firms, and corporations who are directly or indirectly involved with the electrical contracting industry; to promote better relations between electrical contractors and those who provide support services to the contractors; and, to promote high professional standards for the conducting of business to the betterment of the industry and the consumer. Affiliate Partners receive the highest priority for networking opportunities with the membership and are listed prominently on the ECAO website.

In addition to the Member Services Committee members, the Affiliate Partner Executive Council is comprised of representatives from the following five categories of associate membership:

  • Inspection or Certification Agency
  • Manufacturer
  • Distributor/Supplier
  • Consultant/Soft Services Supplier
  • Other

The Affiliate Partner Executive Council is involved in planning tradeshows which provides ECAO members with valuable resource information and an opportunity for education and networking with their industry partners. The Affiliate Partner Executive Council is also involved in planning the annual ECAO Calendar providing an informative and relevant planning tool for electrical contractors.

Member Services Committee

  • Joe Kurpe   J & L Electrical Contractors Ltd. (Chair)

  • Anthony Tofano   Procon Niagara

  • Stacey Anderson   Toban Electric Inc.

  • Gregg Mellon   Mellon Inc.

  • Jim Thomas   Sutherland-Schultz Ltd.

Affiliate Partner Executive Council

  • Mauro Di Tullio   Federated Insurance

  • Jennifer Mei-Fisher   Ground Inc.

  • David Barnes   General Cable

  • Anthony Tofano   Procon Niagara

  • Joe Kurpe (Chair)   J & L Electrical Contractors Ltd.

  • Wayne Candy   Mobilizz Inc.

  • Dan Leduc   Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

  • Debbie DeCaire   Skipwith & Associates

  • Stacey Anderson   Toban Electric Inc.